Highlights is a 30 minute weekly TV show featuring organizations, events, grass-roots efforts and people who move our state and community forward in a positive way.
The show is a collaboration with Kanawha County Schools, Optimum Communications and Jim Strawn & Company.
Highlights airs daily at 8:30 a.m. and 8:30 p.m. on Suddenlink’s channel 17.
The show airing September 26 – October 3, 2022 highlights the:
Fox Trot WV
We interviewd George Manahan, Founder of the Fox Trot WV and Connie Jones, Team Momma Jones.
The Fox Trot for Parkinson’s Research is back in 2022 on a new date – Saturday, October 1 – at Capitol Market. For those who are unable or wish to not attend in-person we will be offering virtual options.
Registration is set for 8:00 a.m. with the run then walk scheduled for 9:00 a.m.
George and Connie both talked about their journey with Parkinson’s.
Research & Lobbying Efforts
George also discussed the new WV Parkinson’s Registry and the continued worked going on nationally and in WV to further research and understanding of Parkinson’s.
Last year’s event raised over $74,000 for The Michael J. Fox Foundation. Over the nine years of the race, the Fox Trot has raised more than $460,000 for Parkinson’s research. The 5K race and walk begins at Capitol Market and weaves its way through the Charleston’s East End to the picturesque State Capitol Complex and then back.
This is the 10th Anniversary of the event!
Every participant will receive a race t-shirt and bobblehead trophies will be awarded in both the “overall” and “age group” categories. Come and see if you can win one of our Marty McFox Bobblehead Trophies awarded to both our overall and age group winners.
Proceeds go to the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Disease Research.
The Michael J. Fox Foundation is dedicated to finding a cure for Parkinson’s disease through an aggressively funded research agenda and to ensuring the development of improved therapies for those living with Parkinson’s today.
If you would like to learn more about the Highlights TV Show, contact Host and Executive Producer Jim Strawn at 304-541-4756.